3 July 2019 to 5 July 2019


CONFERENCE:Register for conference

DRINKS & CANAPES:Register for conference drinks & canapes

Please note: There are separate registrations for conference attendance and drinks & canapes.

Please note: Online registrations must be paid by Mastercard or VISA (AMEX not accepted). For alternative payment methods, please contact


Food Governance Conference Page

View the conference program (PDF as at 24 June 2019)

View the conference abstract booklet


Sydney Law School, the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, and The George Institute for Global Health will host the second Food Governance Conference in 2019.

Opening public oration: Hilal Elver, UN Rapporteur on the Right to Food.

More information and register for the public oration only

Keynote speakers on main days of the conference:

Professor Sharon Friel, The Australian National University

Juan Rivera, National Institute of Public Health of Mexico

Everybody eats; it is the key to our survival, but food also has the potential to compromise health. The global food system is challenged by issues of drought, climate change, trade, malnutrition, and exploited workers. Population growth and the forces of marketization have further compromised the ability of the food system to deliver safe, nutritious and sustainable food to the world's population.

In conjunction with the University of Sydney's Charles Perkins Centre, The George Institute for Global Health and Sydney Law School will be hosting the second Food Governance Conference from 3 - 5 of July 2019. The Food Governance Conference will explore how law, policy, and regulation address food system challenges or contribute to them at local, national, regional, and global levels. This includes issues such as food security, food safety, food sustainability, equity and social justice in global food systems, and nutrition: under/malnutrition, obesity, and noncommunicable disease.

While food-specific law and regulation will be a key focus of the Food Governance Conference, it will consider how broader legislative and policy regimes impede or facilitate access to a nutritious, equitable, and sustainable food supply, including economic, trade, and intellectual property regimes.

The conference takes a broad, interdisciplinary approach, in the hope of highlighting the interrelationships between the main challenges facing the global food system in the 21st century, and to create new opportunities for collaboration between researchers, policymakers and practitioners in the related fields of food safety, security, and sustainability, and diet-related health.


Head to the Food Governance Conference page for full information


View the Conference abstract booklet



Closed workshops: Wednesday 3 July, 2019

OPENING PUBLIC ORATION: 6-7.30pm, Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Register for the opening public oration only

MAIN DAYS OF THE CONFERENCE: Thursday 4 July - Friday 5 July, 2019



Early bird full fee: $160 (now closed)

Full fee: $200 (from 4 May 2019)

Sydney Law School alumni/students: $120

Day rates: $100 per day

CONFERENCE DRINKS & CANAPES (inc. GST): $45 (includes canapes and drinks from 6-8pm)
There will be conference drinks & canapes on Thursday 4 July held at The George Institute for Global Health from 5.30-8.30pm.

Please note: There is a separate registration for the conference and the drinks & canapes.

Time of drinks & canapes: Thursday 4 July, 5.30-8.30pm
Location of drinks & canapes:The George Institute for Global Health, 1 King Street, Newtown(please arrive by 5.25pm and wait on the ground floor for all attendees to be escorted to level 5 at 5.30pm promptly)

Register for the conference drinks and canapes


Time: 3-5 JULY 2019, see program for times

Location: Sydney Law School, New Law Annex Building (F10A), Eastern Avenue, Camperdown

Cost: See above

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 2933196815180c570c582506353658162b1b2b5001470a00